Walking

All walking and hiking here. Guided walks, routes, GPS, maps, apps and snaps – with more to come.

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    Around the village of Ticknall, we are blessed with the finest walking country in South Derbyshire. Lots of walkers visit the area to search out Ticknall walks to learn about the history and topography of this fascinating area south of the River Trent, especially In the summer months. In 2021 I started guided walks that […]

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    A circular walk from the village hall via Foremark, Anchor Church Caves, Ingleby and Knowle Hill. Start/Parking: Ticknall Village Hall.Distance: 6.25 miles.Terrain: Moderate.Refreshments: Village Shop Ticknall, John Thompson Inn, Ingleby.Pubs: Ticknall (3), and Ingleby (1).Public transport: Derby to Swadlincote Bus Service 69.Maps: Landranger 128 Derby and Burton; Explorer 245 – National Forest.

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    The Trail starts from the car park at Ticknall Village Hall [35]. The Village Hall was built in 1992 and is, with its gardens, a credit to such a small village. It may be convenient to break the walk into two parts, or to cut it short where indicated along the road to Ashby de […]

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    There are so many alternative routes in the area around Ticknall that it is not easy to decide which particular route to take. Those visiting Ticknall for the first time may wish to just enjoy learning about the village by following the Ticknall Trail. Visitors who are new to the Ticknall area may wish to […]

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    For readers who have never had the opportunity to visit Ticknall, Patrick Leach has made a video which gives a taste of Ticknall and surrounding areas. The video has a running time of 20 minutes and includes visits to Swarkestone, Foremarke and Staunton reservoirs and Calke Park as well as some local walks. On the […]

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    This Ticknall walk is from the publication “South Derbyshire Walks” by Melbourne Civic Society (2011). Start/Parking: Ticknall Village Hall.Distance: 6.25 miles.Terrain: Easy.Refreshments: Village Shop Ticknall.Pubs: Ticknall (3), and Milton (1).Public transport: Derby to Swadlincote Bus Service 69.Maps: Landranger 128 Derby and Burton; Explorer 245 – National Forest. Park at the Ticknall Village Hall (A) car […]

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